I Switched From Canon To Fujifilm
From January 5th Revue Post
So yeah, if you didn't listen to or watch the podcast on January 2nd, 1) what are you waiting for?! and 2) you may have missed where I explain that I finally made a decision concerning my camera gear, and I switched to Fujifilm. GASP!
I know those of you who have followed me for a while are shocked because you've heard me say on numerous occasions that I don't love Fujifilm and I wouldn't consider switching to them. Well, you know what they say about saying never... I guess I finally came to the realization that there isn't a perfect camera out there for me, yet. So, I went with the system that helped me to solve the main issue I was having, which was size and weight.
I bought the Fuji X-T4, which is lighter than my Canon 5D Mk IV was, but still a hefty camera body for its size, due to it's quality construction. So, I'm saving some weight there, but where I'll really notice the difference is in the lenses. Fujifilm has so many excellent lenses that are both small and very light, while still giving you fantastic optics. And my husband already owns a ton of them, so that keeps the cost of switching systems down.
There are still a few lenses I want to pick up, and I'll do so as I sell off my Canon gear, because hello, I'm not rich! I'm definitely looking to get the 10-24mm, and then I have some choices to make for mid range zoom. I can go with the perfectly good 18-55mm kit lens, which people say is a great lens and the size and weight are what Im looking for. Or I can opt for the better & faster 16-55mm, which is a really great lens, but weighs and costs more. If you have an opinion on this, please let me know!
I also need to make a choice on telephoto lenses. I'm looking at either the 55-200mm (older but readily available) or the 70-300mm which came out in 2021, but I can't seem to find it in stock anywhere. They are about the same size, weight, and price, but you get more reach with the 70-300mm (obviously) as well as weather sealing and the reviews say it's much sharper than the 55-200mm. Again, if you have any experience with the two, let me know which one you'd go with. Other than that, we are pretty much set when it comes to lenses, as Brandon owns a large majority of their primes.
Now I just have to figure out how to make my style photographs with this new system. It's a learning curve, but I'm hoping to come to love my new setup. So here she is in all her glory. I'm thinking about naming her. I've never named a camera before, but there's a first time for everything. Hit me up with your name suggestions!